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os. a network ahead. one year later the shooting that claimed six lives and changed the lives of so many others in tucson, arizona is being remembered. as the congresswoman continues her fight to recover, those who gathered called for a chance for everyone to heal. good evening, thanks for joining us, i'm maureen umeh. arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords returned to the scene where she was shot in the head. she and her husband went to the grocery store where she and dozens of others stood the day a gunman opened near. this was the -- opened fire. this was the only memorial she explained. she doesn't want to be the
focus of the day. >> it's not good gabby. it's about the six individuals that died a year ago today. it's a sad event. it's a marker in time. it's important to acknowledge what happened and for the community to get together. >> the suspect, jared loughner pled not guilty to 49 charges connected to the shooting. he is under psychiatric treatment so he can stand trial. hundreds packed into a cathedral for memorial service honoring the six that did die. we will bring you more on fox 5 news at 10:00. police are investigating a shooting in prince george's county. this happened around 5:00 this morning on 28th avenue in temple hill. police say a man was shot in what appears to stem from an attempted break in. he is expected to survive but it's not clear whether he was the suspect or the victim. gun sales in virginia hit a record high in 2011 when
shoppers buying more firearms in december than ever before. according to the richmond times dispatch, mandatory criminal background checks on gun buyers show more than 320,000 gun transactions last year. more than 32,000 were in december alone. that is up 16 piers from the year before. it's the second largest percentage increase in a decade. d.c. police trying to get to the bottom of several frightening robberies in northwest last night. in every case the suspect walked up to the victims. take a look at this map. the first happened around 10:30 in the unit block of kennedy street. the robber fought with the victim before getting away with her purse. then a half hour later two people were robbed in the 70 block of rock creek church road. three suspects in that incident -- there were three suspects. one had a gun. just before midnight, in the 70 block of newton place, two people were robbed by two suspects. one had a gun. it is not clear yet whether the
robberies are connected. to the debate. new hampshire is making the republican candidates for president work hard for your vote. this morning they weren't pulling any punches. >> reporter: during the second debate in 12 hours, republicans vying for the nomination hitting hard. >> can we drop the pious bologna. >> this morning's nbc news facebook debate was the last chance to take down mitt romney ahead of the tuesday primary. >> why didn't you run for reelection. >> reporter: romney hitting back swinging against john luntz man who is climbing in the polls. >> the person that should represent our party running against president obama is not someone who called him a remarkable leader and went to be his ambassador in china. >> this station is divided because of attitudes like that. >> reporter: saturday night republicans meeting at this
debate agreed on one thing, president obama needs to be replaced. >> i don't want to be critical of the people on this stage. any one of these people would do a better job in many respects than our president. >> i'm trying to stop the wars but at least i went when they called me up. >> i would send troops back into iraq. >> i think civil war is around the corner in afghanistan. and i don't want to be the president who invests another penny in a civil war. >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor greeting supporters in rochester after the second debate. he won the iowa caucuses last tuesday di by a scant eight votes and sees his lead narrowing. seeing the rise of ron paul and jon huntsman in third place. with two days until the new hampshire primary, occupy protestors were camped out in manhattan to make their demands
for the candidates heard. yesterday they spoke out for gay rights. the republican candidates oppose gay marriage. some would allow civil unions. fox 5 will have complete coverage on tuesday. you can count on us to keep you on the top of the campaign. when you are not near your tv, log on to myfoxdc.com for the latest. leon panetta said iran is not yet building a nuclear boom but is laying the groundwork to do it some day. it said the world has the -- the experts, rather, have to exert pressure on iran's leaders to keep them from moving forward but says if iran blocks the strait of hormuz the u.s. military will respond. it is critical for oil trade. the arab league is demanding that the syrian government stop the violence
against people who want them out of power. in the last two weeks, 450 people died in the clashes between the people and the military sanctions fighting to keep the president in power. the government still has the upper hand. >> reporter: several civilians have been killed in government raids throughout syria. the exact number killed today isn't exactly clear. syrian forces attempted to break up antigovernment protests in damascus by firing water canyons in the crowd. the amateur video shows demonstrators being beaten and dragged into a police car. in other parts of syria, they chanted against a regime. syrian president as sad's security forces said they would crush the rebellion with an iron fist after 26 people were killed in a suicide beaming attack friday in the heart of damascus. thousands attended the funerals, some holding pictures
of as sad. it's not clear who is behind the attacks. at least seven people were killed this weekend in clashes with security forces adding to the more than 5,000 dead since the violence started last march. arab league observers looking into the situation in syria found themselves trapped between antigovernment groups and the army. meanwhile, in he gyp, crowds gathered outside of the arab league headquarters demanding action be taken against the regime. arab league monitors met in kai i don't. they decided that the monitors will continue working in syria and urged all parties to stop the violence immediately. something that is unlikely to happen. in jerusalem, rina, ninan, fox news. the monitors are supposed to make sure that syria complies with a government to end the crackdown on protestors. syria agreed to the plan last month. riders on metro had a plan this morning to wake you up.
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confrontation at school. they learned the boy was holding a pellet pistol. he was shot twice. no one explained why he had the pellet gun but he did, rather, have a history of trouble. a bungee jump caught on camera in australia went horribly wrong. miraculously the jumper survived. he is jumping in victoria falls when the rope snapped sending her plunging 65 feet into the river. she lost consciousness and woke up in the water and struggled against the rapids in the river. >> went black straightaway. i felt like i was slapped all over. i had to swim down and yank the bungee cord out. >> she reportedly spent a week in the hospital but was not seriously injured in the fall. an organized mission to metro to make people smile. it's the fourth year a large
group of people from capital improv boarded trains and dropped their pants to get a chuckle. >> carefully planned out, get on a all right train, wait for it to start moving then take off your pants. >> we get the most riduculous mutters. >> reporter: this event is not to raise money for charity or bring awareness to any particular group or cause. for these folks from the capital improv, it's all about having fun. >> you get all sorts of reactions. you will get children that are laughing, children pointing with their mouths open. some are really confused. >> the reaction is priceless. a lot of smiles. a lot of confused looks. as long as we crook a few cheeks in dc it's a good time. >> reporter: the event is carry owed around the globe.
this is video from the new york subway system a few years back. no matter where the group drops its pants there are usually smiles that follow. there is also underwear. some wear boxes, others brief. whatever is underneath is usually planned out far in advance. >> i go shopping for new underwear every year. this year it's my jersey get up. >> reporter: they act like nothing is out of the ordinary. as others gawk, the riders try to keep a straight face and explain why they are without bottoms. >> i didn't have my pants this morning. i was running late for the bus and i figured nobody would notice. >> reporter: matt ackland, fox 5 news. >> it does bring a smile to your face. a little chilly to be dropping your pants, wasn't it? gwenn is coming up with the forecast. we have new developments in the search for a rescue dog from fairfax county. it's the little things in life that make me smile.
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well, should you have to be fingerprinted in order to get food stamps? that is a debate up in new york city, a place that often sets trends. the debate comes down to whether it makes good people who happen to be poor feel like criminals. >> i feel violated. >> reporter: for many, public benefits are the option of last
resort and feel the city's policy regarding applicants to give fingerprints makes them feel worse. >> what does fingerprints have to do with hunger. >> reporter: governor cuomo agreed and says the policy should come to an end adding it may be keeping people from applying at all. >> i understand fraud detucks. i understand fingerprinting but don't make a child go to bed hungry. >> reporter: a public advocate is joining the effort and collecting signatures calling on the mayor to make a change. >> this mayor doesn't understand that a lot of people are struggling in the city. it's out of touch with the people that he is supposed to serve. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg said taking someone's finger image is not a stigma and argued it's a valuable tool in preventing fraud. >> he is absolutely right that this is a simply and easy process that has helped us prevent fraud and waste and abuse. >> reporter: supporters say the city has the highest percentage in the state of people
receiving food stamps and the policy has helped catch nearly 2,000 people abusing the system last year. for sewer real, applying for -- sue warrell, applying for government stance. >> so you know who is who and you have no fraud dealings. >> reporter: that fries a mother who can't afford to have anything go to waste. some good news out of buoy, maryland. a search dog that went missing has been found. he was performing a search and rescue exercise with his handler when he got distracted and took off. he works across from the church street and returned it. he is part of the urban search and rescue team in fairfax county. nice to see happy endings like that. >> i was worried about the dog ideas. >> he had good weather first. >> then it turned cold.
good thing he has fur. i got to say -- gwenn, i thought it would be chilly. >> we were 16 degrees cooler than we were saturday when we hit almost 70-degree day of 68. unbelievable. we have been spoiled. but we did well today. let's take a look outside. beautiful shot of the national cathedral. we have, you know, a few clouds out there tonight. it's not all bad. we have a ridge of high pressure in control. that is at the top of our weather headlines tonight. that ridge of high pressure is holding us steady and will do so as we go through the course of tonight and tomorrow. the week is starting mild. we will be in the 50s. we have rain in the forecast. as we move through the later part of the week, by the weekend we have a cool down heading our way. it will be cooler than it was yesterday to today. so, 52 degrees. 16 difference from the 68 high saturday. 50 at dulles.
we hit 51 at bwi. we are still above where we should be, by 10 to 11 degrees. we should be only in the low 40s. here is where we stand in terms of the current temperatures. a chilly 37 at gaithersburg. 34 at frederick. 41 martinsburg. we have 44 at baltimore and 46 at annapolis and 45 to the south in fredricksburg. 39 for boston, the same for new york. cooler. and a few 20s to the west. that's where the cooler air is settling in. if you take a look at the national map, the real variance, the warmer air is hugging down the gulf coast area. temperatures are on the cooler side with the jet stream and the cooler air moving in from the north. satellite and radar composite, we have clouds. we will see a few cloudy skies during the course of tonight. high pressure ridge is in
control. it will keep most of the clouds at bay. tonight, temperatures will be in the 30s. a little chilly. low 30s everywhere. 29 in frederick. be prepared if you are heading out that you have a good jacket. a ridge of high pressure in control. this is the system that will push its way in across from the south and start to gradually head its way up the eastern seaboard. as it does for tomorrow, it will set up for a chance of light showers, primarily to the south of the d.c. region. i can't rule out that we won't get any. i put it in the forecast that we could see a light shower or two. a stronger system that will bring wet weather by wednesday. a tenth or less than that. by the time we get to wednesday, we could see an inch of rainfall in the local areas where we get heavier rainfall hitting through. then by the end of the week, we will clear out again and here is a look at futurecast for tomorrow. we have a few showers edging their way into the 5:00 hour. then they are out of the way by the time we hit into the later
part of the evening. cool and cloudy. could see a shower or two pop up. not all of you will see it. light, scattered here and there. we put it in the forecast for you. by midday around 49 degrees. so, tonight then, mostly cloudy skies and chilly. temperatures in the low 30s. could see upper 20s out there. 34 in the city. light northeasterly flow from 10 to 5 miles per hour. tomorrow mostly cloudy. light showers are possible. not everyone will get it. keep your umbrella handy. 47 degrees and easterly to southerly wind at 5 miles per hour. the heavier rainfall on wednesday. five-day forecast, temperatures are starting to rise as well. we will get back to the 50s. tomorrow chillier at 47. then we climb into the 50s once again. by hump day wednesday, when we get the heavier rainfall, 54 and then we go the opposite direction. into the weekend friday, we are in the upper 30s. overnight lows by saturday
night expected to be in the 20s. that's the reality check of where we are for this time of year. those temperatures are where we should be. so, the spoiling days are coming to an end. >> it's over. >> enjoy the week while you can. you may need it tomorrow but definitely wednesday. >> thank you. the u.s. coast guard is finishing up after rescuing a russian crew stuck in thin ice. they were delivering fuel to alaska when it got caught in the earn being -- earn berring sea. well, the battle of the bands at nine they are di club. these are local students. hundreds of kids from elementary to high school hit the stage to showcase their
talents in the bach 2 rock battle of the bands. they get a chance to work with professionals and record an album in a state of the art recording studio. did you hear? , it's a girl for super couple beyonce and jay-z. she gave birth last night at new york's lennox hill hospital. they allegedly rented out the entire fourth floor so she could deliver in peace. the baby's name, blue ivy carter. the falcons and giants battling. a lot of patients are using toothpaste to clean their dentures. you really want to be careful, you can't use something as abrasive as a toothpaste because it will cause scratches. as a result of those scratches, bacteria will get lodged in that denture and as they multiply in the mouth the odor can get stronger. i always advise my patients to use polident.
good evening. eli manning completed his best season as a pro with 15 fourth quarter touchdown passes. he began the quest to put together the best postseason as a pro. atlanta falcons the not so worthy opponent. they won the nfc east. matt ryan and the falcons entering as the 5th seed in the nfc. giants lead 10-2 in the third quarter. 72-yard touchdown, second of the game. giants up 17-2. fourth quarter,
manning. loads of time. going deep for mario hangham. 27 yards for a touchdown. manning through for three touchdowns. giants down the falcons 24-2. next up, the packers. we thought mike shanahan didn't like the postgame press conferences. how do you think flip saunders feels about it. last season 0-25 on the road. this season 0-7 on any surface. trying to get off today against the minnesota timberwolves at verizon. he missed time due to a hip injury and the flu. first half, rubio to williams. t-wolves lead by 14 at the break. second half, wizards down 10. inbound to john wall who takes it all the way for the left- handed stuff. he had 10 points on just three of 10 in shooting. the t-wolves had it going from
long distance. derek williams four had four of the team's ten three-pointers. now in the fourth quarter, wall, this is the achilles heel, sloppy pass. turnover here and the other way, kevin love who had 20 points and 16 boards. wizards defeated by minnesota. they fall to 0-8. lindsey murphy was at verizon and watched the carnage. >> reporter: flip sanders said he can't give 82 new rocky speeches every season. they have to self prepare for their opponents. the eight speeches and these game preps aren't working. the wizards are running out of things to say. >> disappointed, embarrassment, i don't know if words can explain. my job over the next two days is to try to find five guys that can play the right way and play with heart. it was bad to watch. it was bad to coach. it was bad to play.
>> frustrating. >> sickening. embarrassing. they blew us tonight and we deserved it. >> reporter: the wizards have another chance for a first win tuesday against the raptors. lindsay murphy, fox 5 sports. >> thanks. last night caps seeking a 5th straight win but it wouldn't be good against the sharks. caps on a power play trailing 1- 0. tied at one. that is good. third period tied at 2. joe thornton, caps fall to the sharks. washington hasn't gone on the road -- won on the road in san jose since 1993. maryland women on the road against north carolina. final seconds, terps down 2, alyssa miller drives and beats the buzzer. game tied at 67-67. we are going to overfilm. in ot, terps down one. hawkins with the rebound and put back to give maryland the
lead for good. they defeat north carolina to improve to 16-0. the maryland men play at nc state tonight in their acc opening. that's a look at sports. >> sounds good. quick weather word or is that it for us. >> that's it. out of time. >> all right. back at 10:00 and 11:00. see you then and more weather and sports, too. ♪ i'm feelin', feelin' a sunny day ♪ ♪ sunny day ♪ i'm feelin', feelin' the taste i crave ♪ ♪ subway ♪ i'm makin' it, makin' it how i like ♪ ♪ it's meant to be ♪ i'm feelin' subway ♪ i'm feelin' subway today [ male announcer ] hey, capital area! are you feelin' subway®? then heat up your day with the big hot pastrami melt! it's fresh toasted and piled-high with pastrami, then topped with pickles, mustard, and cheese. head into a subway® restaurant today for this melty, mouthwatering sub!